Terms & Conditions
Med School Insiders Terms and Conditions
Med School Insiders LLC is an academic consulting and tutoring limited liability company. These Terms and Conditions (“Terms, “Terms and Conditions”) govern your relationship with the https://medschoolinsiders.com website (“Website”), Med School Insiders LLC (“Med School Insiders”, “us”, “we”, “our”), and our products, services, and courses.
Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before using our Website, engaging in our products, services, and courses, or any form of transaction with us. Your access to and use of the Website, our products, services, and courses, or any form of transaction is based on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. These Terms apply to all visitors, users, businesses, and others who access or use this Website, our products, services, or courses, or form any type of relationship or transaction with us.
Our goals and services put forth our best efforts to maximize your odds of achieving your academic and professional goals. While our services are provided with the intention to enhance customers’ chances of success, it is important to note that all decisions regarding grades, applications, interviews, and other academic or professional matters are handled by external parties, to which Med School Insiders has no affiliation. Our services are provided to assist customers with a variety of aspects of their admissions processes and medical careers, however we do not in any capacity complete customers’ applications on their behalf, write letters of recommendation, personal statements, autobiographical sketches, CVs, resumes, guarantee course grades, test scores, admissions decisions, or any other personal or professional outcome.
Med School Insiders is not affiliated with, nor does Med School Insiders endorse, any of the organizations or companies referenced or mentioned including but not limited to universities, colleges, residency programs, medical schools, official test administrators, or any other external websites, unless otherwise explicitly stated.
Services are provided remotely via phone, email, video call, or other online media. If in-person consultation is desired, the customer assumes all responsibility for travel expenses, responsibility, and any possible and related damages.
These legally binding Terms and Conditions, as may be revised, amended, and updated from time to time at our sole discretion, apply to our Website, products, and services. All changes are effective immediately when posted, and apply to all access to and use of the Website thereafter. Your continued use of the Website following the posting of revised Terms and Conditions means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so that you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.
Restrictions of Use
In order to use Med School Insiders products or services, you must:
1. Be 13 years of age or older
2. Have the power to enter binding agreement(s) with Med School Insiders, without restrictions by applicable laws.
You may not access our Websites or services or use the information contained in our Websites or services for any illegal purpose or in any manner inconsistent with these Terms. Your use of our Websites and services must not alter the original content of our Websites or services. You agree not to access our Websites or products, services, or courses, or use the information contained herein for resale or other transfer or disposition to, or use by or for the benefit of, any other person or entity. You agree not to use, transfer, distribute, or dispose of any information contained in our Websites or products, services, or courses in any manner that could compete with our business.
You are not permitted to decompose, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise deconstruct all or any portion of our Websites. You may not publish, broadcast, retransmit, reproduce, repackage, commercially exploit, create any derivative of, or otherwise redistribute all or any portion of our Websites or services except as explicitly permitted in these Terms.
In exchange and subject to your payment of the appropriate subscription cost or purchase price of our products, services, or courses, and your agreement with the Terms set forth herein, Med School Insiders grants you a non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and access Med School Insiders content (the “Licensed Materials”) from multiple devices or locations. You are not allowed to access the Med School Insiders content from multiple devices or locations concurrently. Access of Med School Insiders Licensed Materials concurrently constitutes account sharing, and appropriate action will be taken as defined below in this agreement.
You are not allowed to assign, share, lease, or otherwise transfer your right to use Licensed Materials. Med School Insiders accounts are monitored for multiple concurrent login attempts. In the event that we, at our sole discretion, believe that an account is being used by multiple different users, we reserve the right to terminate the account without notice or refund.
You have the right to access the Licensed Materials for which you have purchased a subscription or access, for the duration of said subscription or access period. Content and materials are provided on an “as is” basis, but these pages may change during the course of a subscription or access period, subject to updates, or changes at our sole discretion.
Your subscription or access cannot be suspended and reactivated at a later date. you must use the material within the period of your subscription, and no extensions or refunds are offered in exchange for unused time.
Upon the termination of your subscription or access period, your right to use and access the Licensed Materials will expire automatically. Renewals may be offered for purchase as a continuation to the current subscription, but not for later use at a future date after the current term has expired. For extensions to be successful, they must be executed prior to the subscription period’s expiration date.
User Account/Password and Security
To use Med School Insiders and our products, services, or courses, you must complete our registration process, requiring complete, accurate, and current information as requested.
You are responsible for the accuracy of the data provided and are responsible for generating and maintaining the security of your password and account.
You agree to notify Med School Insiders immediately if there are suspicions of unauthorized use of your account or any other breach. We are not liable for losses that may be incurred as a result of unauthorized account usage.
Access from Outside the United States
Med School Insiders is designed and directed to people residing in the United States. We do not represent availability or appropriateness in other locations. We may limit the availability of the Website or our product, services, or courses to any person or geographic area at any time. If you choose to access the Website from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk.
Med School Insiders and our products, services, and courses are intended for individual use. The products, services, and courses are designed to facilitate learning and performance of the specified test, or improve the outcomes of the designated application process (hereafter referred to as “normal” product usage).
Usage of Med School Insiders products, services, or courses which does not fall under reasonable or normal product usage may result in action taken against the account, at Med School Insiders’ sole discretion.
Violation of These Terms
In the event the terms of this agreement are breached, Med School Insiders may, at its sole discretion, terminate this agreement, your access to the Websites, and any products, services, or courses to you without refund. Med School Insiders reserves the right to pursue any remediation by law for such violations, and we may provide law enforcement with information you provide to us related to your transactions to assist in any investigation or prosecution of you. We may take legal action that we feel is appropriate. You agree that monetary damages may not provide us a sufficient remedy and that we may pursue injunctive or other relief for your violation of these Terms.
All licensed materials on the Website, including all intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Med School Insiders. In accepting these Terms, you do not become the owner of the licensed materials, but are entitled to use them according to these Terms.
Disclaimer of Warranties
We provide the Website and products, services, and courses to you “as is”. We try to keep the Websites available, safe, and bug-free, but you use it at your own risk. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including any warranty of title, non-infringement, accuracy, fitness for any particular purpose, or warranties that may arise from course of dealing or performance or usage of trade. We cannot and do not guarantee that the Websites will remain safe, secure, or error-free. We cannot and do not guarantee that the Websites will be without disruptions, delays, or imperfections. We do not guarantee the quality or standard of any of the content, including any blog posts, content on the Websites, or in our newsletters and social media. We are not responsible for the actions or information of third parties, and you release us from any claims and damages, known and unknown, arising out of or connected in any way with such third parties. IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.
If any provision of these Terms is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contrary to law, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Without limiting the generality of the preceding sentence, if any remedy set forth in these Terms is determined to have failed of its essential purpose, then all other provisions of these Terms, including the limitation of liability and exclusion of damages shall remain in full force and effect.
The failure of Med School Insiders to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of these Terms shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.
Linked Internet Sites
Med School Insiders is not responsible for the content, behavior, and risk associated with other internet websites linked from our Websites or Services. You may access other Internet sites linked at your own risk.
These Terms, including any documents incorporated into these Terms by reference, constitute the entire agreement between you and Med School Insiders regarding the subject matter of these Terms and supersede all prior agreements and understandings, whether written or oral, or whether established by custom, practice, policy or precedent, with respect to the subject matter of the Terms.
Advisor Scheduling and Availability
Med School Insiders has complete discretion in selecting the dates and times in which it performs the paid services. Timelines listed on product or service pages are a guideline but not a guarantee. Customers will be responded to within 192 hours of established contact. Typical edit turnaround is to be expected at 72 hours, however Med School Insiders reserves the right to delay the receipt of services up to the 192 hour window. Phone-call and online video consultations and discussions must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance. Mock interviews are to be scheduled with at least 96 hours advanced notice. Expedited service is offered with a rush fee option.
To avoid fees and forfeiture of services, 48 hour advance notice is required from customers for any rescheduling or cancellation. If a cancellation or rescheduling is desired after the 48 hour time window, customer may be charged a fee or may be required to forfeit the service which was scheduled.
Application and Essay Editing Services
Med School Insiders will not write or complete customers’ essays or applications in any capacity. Med School Insiders will provide assistance and feedback in the process through editing and revising. The customer certifies that all written passages, such as the personal statement and descriptions of work/activities, are their own and have not been written, in part or in whole, by a third party.
All editing packages, whether 1 edit, 3 edit, unlimited edits, or any other number of edits, are designed for a single essay type. A single editing package cannot be used to edit multiple different pieces of writing. For example, a 3-edit personal statement package provided 3 edits on a single personal statement, rather than 2 edits of a single personal statement and 1 edit of a separate personal statement.
Application Editing packages, whether for AMCAS, AACOMAS, TMDSAS, ERAS, or SFMATCH, only apply to the general application components, excluding the personal statement, which can be purchased as a separate service. School-specific or program-specific questions, whether received before or after submitting the primary application, are considered secondary application questions, and would fall under Secondary Application Editing services.
Confidentiality and privacy are held to the highest standard at Med School Insiders. Communication between Med School Insiders and customers is strictly confidential. Information including customers’ name, email, contact information, school or college attended, grades, test scores, or background information will not be released beyond our team of advisors. No information will be shared with a third party, whether individual, group, or corporation, without customers’ consent. Although privacy and security is a top concern, Med School Insiders cannot guarantee the security of all electronic communications via the internet. In the unlikely event of compromised or breach in security, Med School Insiders will not be held responsible for any damages or liability.
Termination of Services
Either party may terminate the agreement for services through written notice provided to the other party.
Services must be used in the admissions cycle for which they are intended. Services may be used up to 1 year from purchase date. Any unused services beyond 1 year from purchase will be forfeited without refund or credit.
For Purchases Made 2021/12/16 and Prior
All sales are final. Refunds, minus cancellation and administrative fees, and resource fees (for example, AAMC Question Bank) may be issued as credit to be used in future Med School Insiders LLC purchases in instances where the purchased service is not used, within 30 days of purchase. Credit may be used for future Med School Insiders purchases for a period of one year from initial purchase date. Credit may only be applied to services for the same customer of the original purchase. Services purchased but not used beyond this window are unable to be transferred, refunded, or credited toward other Med School Insiders services.
For Purchases Made 2021/12/17 and After
At Med School Insiders, it is our goal to provide exceptional service and a premium experience. If we have not met your expectations, you may initiate a refund under the following guidelines:
– All refunds must be initiated within 30 days of purchasing a service or product. After 30 days and within 1 year from purchase, unused services may be redeemed as “Med School Insiders credit”, less any cancellation, administrative fees, or other incurred costs. No refund or credit is granted after 1 year from initial purchase.
– Courses are eligible for refund within 7 days of purchase, unless otherwise stated. Courses are not subject to refund or “Med School Insiders credit” after their return window.
– Med School Insiders credits can be used towards any Med School Insiders services, courses, or products within 1 year from purchase. Credit may only be used for the same customer of the original purchase.
– Refunds or credit cannot be issued for partially or fully rendered services.
– The refund or credit amount is determined at the sole discretion of Med School Insiders. Refunds or credits are issued after deducting any rendered services. For advising services and packages, hours are deducted at $400/hr. For tutoring, hours are deducted at the hourly rate of the lowest package tier. Any additional costs incurred by Med School Insiders, such as resource fees or subscriptions will be deducted from the refunded or credited amount. All refunds are subject to an additional 5% administrative and processing fee.
– Credits expire after 1 year from initial purchase date. Any unused credits will expire thereafter and no refunds will be issued.
– Credits can be used toward any Med School Insiders service, course, or product. Once Med School Insiders credit has been redeemed, it cannot be converted, refunded, or changed to another service or credit.
Services cannot be transferred, exchanged, or assigned by the customer to any other individual.
While Med School Insiders aims to provide effective advising, editing, and tutoring services, Med School Insiders does not guarantee any specific outcome. The services provided by Med School Insiders do not guarantee any improved chances of admission to medical school, residency, or other personal or professional success.
The customer is solely responsible for his/her application and professional success in its entirety. This responsibility includes submission, deadlines, criteria, and other factors relating to medical school admissions, residency program admissions, test scheduling and accommodations, research endeavors, and other factors. Med School Insiders does not take responsibility for missed deadlines, incorrect or invalid information, or any direct or indirect possible or perceived detrimental effect to customers’ personal or professional pursuits.
Comprehensive Admissions Packages
Packages are valid for use during the immediate upcoming cycle. Students may purchase a package at any time, but use of said package is valid earliest from January of the application year, and lasts through the end of said application cycle, which generally occurs in the spring of the following year. Partial usage of a package prior to or during one application cycle may subject customer to price adjustments for future use.
Diamond Package Promise of Acceptance
For customers that purchase the Diamond Package and meet Qualification Criteria (below), Med School Insiders will provide admissions-related services through the primary application during the following application cycle if the customer fails to secure admission to a medical school.
Qualification Criteria: The Promise of Acceptance only applies if 1) customer meets minimum GPA and MCAT requirements (below), 2) fails to be accepted to medical school during the paid-for application cycle, and 3) the customer adhered to the instructions and advice from Med School Insiders or advisors. In the instance that a customer meets eligibility criteria, he/she will receive advising, personal statement editing, and application review for the next application cycle. No interview preparation or secondary application editing will be provided during the subsequent application cycle.
Minimum GPA and MCAT requirements:
Applying to MD schools only: science GPA (sGPA) >3.4, MCAT >502
Applying to MD and DO schools: sGPA >3.2, MCAT >500
U.S. students & applicants only. IMG and FMG students are not eligible.
Third Party Trademark Disclosures
MCAT is a registered trademark of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), which does not endorse Med School Insiders or its methodology. Med School Insiders is not endorsed by or affiliated with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) or Federal State Medical Boards. “USMLE” is a trademark of the NBME and is used pursuant to the Fair Use Doctrine.
This website contains links and references to products and services that may include affiliates, sponsorships, or other business relationships in which Med School Insiders may receive compensation from referrals or sales actions. Med School Insiders is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. Med School Insiders is a participant in the Rakuten Marketing Affiliate Network, an affiliate advertising program that may compensate Med School Insiders for the promotion and advertising of various products or services.
I agree to the following: In purchasing Med School Insiders services or products, I release Med School Insiders and its associated contractors, managers, consultants, employees, and affiliated entities (collectively referred to as “Med School Insiders”) from liability and waive my right to sue Med School Insiders from any and all claims. Med School Insiders does not guarantee that (1) the Website or products/services will be uninterrupted or error free, (2) defects or errors in the Website or services will be corrected, (3) the Website or services will be free from harmful components, (4) any information provided in the Website or services will be accurate. Med School Insiders assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, or failure in communications made through the Med School Insiders Website or services. I hereby indemnify and hold Med School Insiders harmless from all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses arising out of or related to customer’s use of the Website, products, services. To the extent available under applicable laws, Med School Insiders will be entitled to recover its court costs and reasonable legal costs incurred in successfully proving any breach of any term of this Agreement.
Med School Insiders reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue any product or service without prior notice. Med School Insiders reserves the right to terminate any customer’s use of the Website, for any reason or for no reason.
All services require full payment prior to any services being rendered. Services are non-transferrable. Advice, content, and materials are the intellectual property of Med School Insiders.
Customer and customer’s representatives agree to take no action which is intended, or would reasonably be expected, to harm Med School Insiders or its reputation or lead to unfavorable publicity to Med School Insiders.